1 DECEMBER 2001 - 12 JANUARY 2002
Sandra Gering Gallery is pleased to present new work by Xavier Veilhan from 1 December 2001 - 12 January 2002.
Included in the exhibition will be two "lightworks" - large grids of light bulbs that transmit dreamlike moving
In recent works, Xavier Veilhan has explored the translation of virtual images into three-dimensional objects using a
variety of media. With the Light Machines, Veilhan applies this virtual-to-physical translation process to moving
images. Veilhan transforms low-resolution films from their original digital formats to analog. The analog formats play
on grids of 1,024 light bulbs, where each bulb corresponds to a pixel in the digital film. The electronic becomes
The 2 minute 40 second films are simple collages of images that are burned into the Light Machinesı memories. The
images are familiar - a winding road, a fire - and in Veilhanıs trademark style, reduced to simplified forms that
render them generic and open for interpretation. The large size of the works and varying degrees of heat emitted from
the bulbs mingle the visual experience with a physical one. In addition, the distance between body and machine directly
influences the viewerıs perception of the image.
Works from this series were shown recently at the Fundacio Joan Miro in Barcelona, and the Musee dıArt
Contemporain in Montreal. This is Veilhanıs fourth solo exhibition at Sandra Gering Gallery.